The length of a game can be both good and bad, in certain cases. Sometimes, developers may end up stretching a game too much, for a variety of reasons. Some may wish to add replay value to their game, or perhaps the story and events that take place, need to be explained in detail, in order for the gamer to understand what is going on. In other cases, short games can be seen as an effort by a developer that may not have had a lot of time to work on the game or had other reasons for keeping a game short.
In this particular case, while Cedric and the Revolution may not be that long of an adventure game, it manages to succeed in getting its point across to the gamer, and fleshing out the story effectively, to allow gamers to get that great satisfaction of beating the game when it is all said and done.
In Cedric and the Revolution, you take on the role of our little hero Cedric, an apprentice in training, or so he thinks. Victor, our big burly blacksmith, who had hired Cedric to be his apprentice, has changed his mind, due to the new taxes that have been levied by the king, on all apprentices that work across the land. Cedric, who had been looking forward to becoming a blacksmith apprentice, is saddened at first, but soon thinks up a plan. Victor and himself will gather others to protest these taxes, and with some luck, perhaps persuade the king to change his mind. So both Cedric and Victor, begin their journey to reverse the burden of the taxes and perhaps help out along the way.
The game looks pretty nice as you explore from area to area. There are vivid colours used in each area, from the harbor, to the kings castle, and many other areas, all around it looks really good, with its unique style. The story itself is also pretty intriguing. While the concept may seem to be different and perhaps a bit silly, nevertheless, that is the key, it is different from a lot of other stories in the adventure genre, and this helps to make it stand out a bit more from the competition.
The music as well, is quite nice to listen to, as you explore each area. Its above average, and adds to the experience of the game, and many of the tunes do not seem to be out of place, it gets the job done nicely. However, there is not much in terms of sound effects, which the author actually does make a note of during the introduction screen, but thats alright, as thats a minor detail, that does not impact on the game.
The game itself is a tad short, but it could be considered a bit longer than some short adventure games. It almost felt that as I was really starting to enjoy what was going on, the game managed to finish. Hopefully at some point in the future, we could see a sequel or something else arise to continue the story.
Nevertheless, this was an enjoyable game and while it is not too long, it still was fun to play and I recommend it to any adventure gamer. Check out Cedric and the Revolution and see it for yourself.
Review by: DeathDude
Safe for all ages